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Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
September 9, 1920

OBITUARY ~ J. W. Fowler

J[onathan]. W. Fowler, born June 27th, 1837, and died December 2, 1920. He was born in Elmira Township, Stark County, Ill., and there grew to manhood on the old home farm. He remained with his father until he had attained his majority and then started out as agriculturalist his own account being actively identified with farming interests in Toulan township for several years.

In 1879, Mr. Fowler made his way westward to Taylor County, Iowa, purchasing a farm. Energetic, enterprising and industrious, his labors as a farmer were rewarded and he has long been numbered among the most substantial and respected citizens of the community.

October 1893 at Winterset, Iowa, Mr. Fowler was united in marriage to Mrs. Mina Van Wye, a native of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Fowler had the reputation of being honorable and upright in his dealings, charitable toward the poor and a kind husband.

Those from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Milo Fleming of Lenox, Miss Florence McKenzie and Mrs. Tillie Gibson of Toulan, Ill., nieces of deceased; Mrs. Maude German and Howard Shaffer both of Conception, Mo. and Mrs. Louise Davis of Washington, Penn. His one brother, Mr. Kirk Fowler of Gunnison, Colo.

The death occurred in the home in Clearfield.

The funeral was held Sabbath p.m. at his late home, S. Boyd Johnson Officiating. Interment in the Clearfield Cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011

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